There's that iconic scene in the movie Animal House when slobbish John Belushi character provokes a food fight at the University cafeteria.
The only way to stop a bad guy with a gun is with a good guy with a gun.”
Wayne LaPierre, Executive Vice President, National Rifle Association
Despite the horrible news of the week, including the killing of two prison guards in Georgia and the attempted assassination of Republican congressmen in Arlington, VA on Wednesday it was a good week for good guys with guns.
Donnie Rowe and James Dubose are accused of killing two prison guards early Tuesday morning as they were being transferred between detention facilities southeast of Atlanta. After their escape, they spent two days on the run until they were spotted by Tennessee state troopers.
A New Orleans congressman tragically was shot while he was out playing baseball. Luckily, it looks like he will fully recover. Some of those who first heard the news assumed that he had been shot in New Orleans. You see, killings have become a way of life in the Crescent City.
Today, is a moment of horror and acrimony For some of us, it could also be a day of reckoning.
My friend and Congressman Steve Scalise was shot as the Republicans were preparing for the annual baseball game against the Democrats.
This morning, while practicing for a congressional baseball game with his Republican colleagues, House Majority Whip Steve Scalise (R-LA) was shot in the hip, along with two Capitol Police officers and two congressional staffers. He is now in “good spirits,” recovering from surgery. Thankfully, one of the Capitol Police officers subdued the gunman who later died in the hospital.
Louisiana Congressman Steve Scalise and House Majority Whip, has tweeted that President Donald Trump is in full support of the Republican House health care plan. If so, that could persuade the more conservative members of the House to support the plan. However, getting the Republican Senators on board could be problematic as some have expressed concerns.
This past week, Louisiana has been involved in an insipid debate relating to hurricane recovery and political grandstanding. Unfortunately, we all have been a loser in this exchange.
There is an upcoming dispute that is many times more serious. This future deliberation will have serious impact upon tens of thousands of Louisiana citizens--much more than last week's pitiful PR contest on display on TV and social media. At that time, we discussed which presidential candidate did what and whether our president could see beyond the 18th-hole.
The clock is ticking and the anxious are waiting.
David Duke has not yet officially (or unofficially) qualified for US Congress.
Congressman Steve Scalise and Jeff Crouere discussed the Republican Party, Rudy Giuliani's speech, Hillary Clinton and Barack Obama's policies and other political matters on Tuesday as Crouere took his WGSO Radio show to Cleveland.
In a recent interview on Ringside radio (WGSO 990 am & www.Wgso.com, M-F 7-11 a.m. CST), House Majority Whip Steve Scalise (R-LA) addressed a number of pressing issues including the Iran nuclear deal and the effort to remove funding from Planned Parenthood.